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The Genographic project confirms that human emigrate from Africa through Arabia

The Genographic project confirms that human emigrate from Africa through Arabia

IBE Researchers: Marta Melè (as first author), Marc Pybus, David Comas and Jaume Bertranpetit in an international collaboratibe work (Genographic Project)recently published in Molecular Biology and Evolution magazine demonstrates that modern humans emigrate from Africa through Arabia  instead form through Egypt as previously thought.

09.11.2011

 

IBE Researchers: Marta Melè (as first author), Marc Pybus, David Comas and Jaume Bertranpetit, in an international collaboratibe work (Genographic Project)recently published in Molecular Biology and Evolution magazine demonstrates that modern humans emigrate from Africa through Arabia  instead from through Egypt as previously thought. The study also shows that our ancestors expansionated towards Eurasia through a path in betwen Iran and India and not through middle East as previosly reported. 

Reference work:

Marta Melé, Asif Javed, Marc Pybus, Pierre Zalloua, Marc Haber, David Comas, Mihai G. Netea, Oleg Balanovsky, Elena Balanovska, Li Jin, Yajun Yang, RM. Pitchappan, G. Arunkumar, Laxmi Parida, Francesc Calafell, Jaume Bertranpetit, and The Genogràfic Consortium (2011), " Recombination gives a new insight in the effective population size and the history of the Old World human populations", Mol Biol Evol (2011), doi:10.1093/molbev/msr213.

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